+ − Contact Information + − Committees (4) TX - Appropriations (House) Title: member TX - Subcommittee on Article II (House) Title: member TX - Environmental Regulation (House) Title: member TX - Subcommittee on Current Fiscal Condition (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (42) TX - HR2820 Congratulating Candido Mejia of Roberts County on his graduation from Miami High School. TX - HR1955 Urging the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw its proposal to list the dunes sagebrush lizard under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. TX - HB2663 Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the liquefied petroleum gas industry on ordinances, orders, or rules adopted by political subdivisions relating to that industry. TX - HB3038 Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes. TX - HB2638 Relating to intervention by the attorney general in a suit involving recognition of a same-sex marriage or civil union. TX - HR2821 In memory of Dr. Richard Peterson McDonald of Amarillo. TX - HB633 Relating to certain nonrefundable application fees established by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. TX - HB3405 Relating to land reclamation projects using tires. TX - HB1415 Relating to county road materials. TX - HB1417 Relating to the Swisher Memorial Hospital District. TX - HB632 Relating to the authority of the State Board of Dental Examiners to renew certain expired licenses. TX - HB1967 Relating to the contracting authority of the Collingsworth County Hospital District. TX - HR368 Recognizing February 22, 2011, as Rolling Plains Day at the State Capitol. TX - HB248 Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties. TX - HB2507 Relating to the offense of installing an irrigation system without a license. TX - HB1416 Relating to the authority of the Childress County Hospital District to provide facilities and services for persons who are elderly or disabled; providing authority to issue bonds and notes. TX - HB3252 Relating to a prohibition against the knowing employment of unauthorized foreign nationals and to a biennial report regarding reported violations. TX - HB1412 Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing penalties. TX - HB1414 Relating to authorizing the sale of certain state land along the Canadian River bed. TX - HB3037 Relating to contested case hearings for environmental permits. TX - HB1968 Relating to regulation of gas pipelines; providing penalties. TX - HB2637 Relating to premarital education courses. TX - HB2551 Relating to the land application of grit trap waste. TX - HB3040 Relating to lender notice to contractors regarding a construction loan or financing agreement for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance. TX - HB2405 Relating to discrimination and restraint of trade against certain persons regulated under the Occupations Code. TX - HB3039 Relating to exempting from ad valorem taxation certain real property used to provide housing to certain persons with disabilities. TX - HR877 Honoring Horace "Gorilla" Puckett and Bruce Hlesko for founding the charitable organization Fireball, which benefits the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston. TX - HB1966 Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties. TX - HB2506 Relating to creating defined contribution retirement plans for persons eligible to participate in the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TX - HB3441 Relating to the practice of professions regulated under the Occupations Code. TX - HB631 Relating to processing certain early voting ballots before election day. TX - HR412 Recognizing February 15, 2011, as Texas Farm Bureau District 1 Day at the State Capitol. TX - HB3595 Relating to energy efficiency goals and energy efficiency programs. TX - HR2819 Congratulating Valeria Mejia of Roberts County on her graduation from Miami High School. TX - HB729 Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Ochiltree County Hospital District to employ health care providers. TX - HB2639 Relating to motor vehicle inspections that employ remote sensing equipment. TX - HB1413 Relating to the powers and duties of the Castro County Hospital District. TX - HCR86 Designating the Texas State Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons State Park as the official State Bison Herd of Texas. TX - HB3251 Relating to the provision for notice and comment for pollution control projects. TX - HB2402 Relating to the provision of and parental approval for a student's participation in human sexuality instruction in public schools. TX - HCR122 Designating Lipscomb County as the official Turkey Buzzard Capital of Texas. TX - HB3851 Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 287th Judicial District. + − Cosponsored Bills (89) TX - HB17 Relating to the creation of the offense of criminal trespass by an illegal alien and to certain procedures for arresting illegal aliens for committing that criminal offense. TX - HB11 Relating to reports filed with the comptroller regarding certain alcoholic beverage sales; providing a penalty. TX - HB75 Relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products. TX - HB7 Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and civil consequences of offenses involving or related to the trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of those offenses. TX - HB8 Relating to prohibiting certain private transfer fees and the preservation of private real property rights; providing penalties. TX - HB15 Relating to informed consent to an abortion. TX - HB10 Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program. TX - HB85 Relating to the state's or a state governmental entity's provision of support for the performance of an abortion or abortion-related services. TX - HB125 Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. TX - HB201 Relating to informed consent to an abortion. TX - HB86 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education. TX - HB274 Relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions and family law matters. TX - HB238 Relating to the issuance of "Choose Life" license plates and the creation of the Choose Life account in the general revenue fund. TX - HB272 Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to the resolution of certain disputes concerning claims made to that association; providing penalties. TX - HB279 Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. TX - HB400 Relating to flexibility for public schools to administer primary and secondary education efficiently. TX - HB500 Relating to state-adopted assessment instruments administered to public school students. TX - HB401 Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification. TX - HB438 Relating to health benefit plan coverage for orally administered anticancer medications. TX - HB698 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain persons attending a school board meeting. TX - HB652 Relating to the appointment of county auditors. TX - HB750 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education. TX - HB670 Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. TX - HB561 Relating to a hospital district's use of tax revenue to finance the performance of an abortion. TX - HB816 Relating to coverage provided by certain qualified health plans for abortions. TX - HB824 Relating to an outreach campaign to promote fathers' involvement with their children before birth. TX - HB1353 Relating to speed limits. TX - HB1165 Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations. TX - HB1013 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board and the regulation of certain persons licensed by the board. TX - HB1324 Relating to the regulation of public grain warehouse operators. TX - HB1633 Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. TX - HB2491 Relating to a moratorium on certain testing and assessments of certain public school students under the public school accountability system. TX - HB2165 Relating to the establishment of a medical reinsurance system and to certain insurance reforms necessary to the efficient operation of that system; providing an administrative penalty. TX - HB2120 Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TX - HB2369 Relating to the accreditation of training programs and examinations for certain emergency medical services personnel. TX - HB2557 Relating to a suit for possession of or access to a child by a grandparent. TX - HB2555 Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing penalties. TX - HB3027 Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in this state. TX - HB2779 Relating to provisions in the dedicatory instruments of property owners' associations regarding display of flags. TX - HB2765 Relating to the update of discounted telecommunication services provided to educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and health centers. TX - HB3101 Relating to the creation of the office of inspector general within the governor's office. TX - HB2952 Relating to municipal, county, and school district and other special district budgets. TX - HB2873 Relating to the creation of a state court to hear cases involving insurance and Medicaid fraud. TX - HB3119 Relating to certification required to teach public school elective courses on the Old and New Testaments and to students offered those courses. TX - HCR50 Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. TX - HJR22 Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state or a governmental entity in the state from providing support for the performance of an abortion or abortion-related services. TX - HB3610 Relating to periodic rate adjustments by electric utilities. TX - HJR124 Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a four-fifths vote by the house of representatives to increase taxes. TX - HJR135 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or a religious organization's freedom of religion. TX - HCR158 Urging the federal government to grant a conditional green card to certain noncitizens to allow them to enlist in the United States armed forces and urging the federal government to award citizenship to these immigrants upon the completion of four years of honorable military service. TX - HCR94 Urging Congress to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. TX - HCR66 Urging the United States Congress to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases for stationary sources. TX - HR504 Recognizing February 22, 2011, as Panhandle Day at the State Capitol. TX - HR418 Honoring the West Texas Area Health Education Center Program. TX - HR646 Honoring the Shriners of North America and International House of Pancakes for their charitable support of children on National Pancake Day. TX - SB20 Relating to grant programs for certain natural gas motor vehicles and alternative fuel facilities. TX - SB311 Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Ochiltree County Hospital District to employ physicians and other health care providers. TX - SB385 Relating to the creation of programs to support the use of alternative fuels, including an alternative fuel program to be funded by the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and a grant program for certain natural gas vehicles. TX - SB875 Relating to compliance with state and federal environmental permits as a defense to certain actions for nuisance or trespass. TX - SB1001 Relating to the practice of certain professions regulated under the Occupations Code and the payment and reimbursement of certain professionals. TX - HB1937 Relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation; providing penalties. TX - HB1700 Relating to employment of physicians by certain hospitals. TX - HB1602 Relating to reporting requirements regarding the provision of an abortion or treatment for complications resulting from the provision of an abortion; creating criminal offenses; providing penalties. TX - HB1938 Relating to the regulation of body imaging scanning equipment in airports; providing criminal and civil penalties. TX - HB2498 Relating to requiring certain non-ERCOT utilities to comply with energy efficiency goals. TX - HB2483 Relating to certain do-not-resuscitate orders and advance directives; providing penalties. TX - HB2961 Relating to the creation of a program for the development of solar energy industry in this state. TX - HB2787 Relating to emergency services for licensed abortion facilities. TX - HB3272 Relating to the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program. TX - HB2828 Relating to the offense of coercing a person to have or seek an abortion and informed and voluntary consent for an abortion; providing penalties. TX - HCR126 In memory of the Honorable Edmund Kuempel of Seguin. TX - HB3399 Relating to the requirements for grant programs funded through the Texas emissions reduction plan. TX - HCR60 Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. TX - HB3746 Relating to investigations of certain offenses involving the Internet-based sexual exploitation of a minor; creating the Internet crimes against children account to support those activities. TX - HJR70 Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum rate of growth of appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus general revenues to fund the state's rainy day fund and a public school property tax relief fund. TX - HB3520 Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients. TX - HCR35 Recognizing February 1, 2011, as Texas Tech University System Day. TX - HCR18 Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the United States Constitution providing for a federal balanced budget. TX - HCR80 Expressing strong opposition to unwarranted and unreasonable searches of air passengers by the Transportation Security Administration and urging the administration to cease such searches immediately. TX - HJR56 Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on local governments. TX - HJR132 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to life beginning at fertilization. TX - SB329 Relating to the sale, recovery, and recycling of certain television equipment; providing administrative penalties. TX - SB24 Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and civil consequences of offenses involving or related to the trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of those offenses. TX - SB257 Relating to the issuance of "Choose Life" license plates and the creation of the Choose Life account in the general revenue fund. TX - SB558 Relating to the Swisher Memorial Hospital District. TX - SB615 Relating to requiring a retail seller of motor vehicle tires to render certain tires unusable and to the regulation of scrap tires; providing civil penalties. TX - SB628 Relating to the authority of the Childress County Hospital District to provide facilities and services for persons who are elderly or disabled; providing authority to issue bonds and notes. TX - SB773 Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers. TX - SB1714 Relating to certain actions against an employer by an employee who is not covered by workers' compensation insurance.